Historical museum of Koghb



The Historical Museum of Koghb was founded in 1970 based on an initiative started by Suren Abovyan. Abovyan was the director of the Cultural House of Koghb from 1946 until 1999 and was the custodian of funds until 2009. Suren Abovyan achieved much with his work with the museum. An invaluable contribution to the cultural life of the village was made through his efforts in collecting and preserving the cultural and history of the village.

The Countryside Museum of Koghb is one of many in the Tavush region. On display there is the past of Koghb. There is a large, broad room with includes hundreds of exhibits, beginning at the Bronze Age. The artifacts displayed here were found during excavations, construction projects, or by agricultural endeavors.

The exhibits are grouped to represent different eras. Each artifact describes its intended use and the time period. The museum has an excellent ethnography exhibit.

The region is a good geographical location, has a mild climate, rich flora and fauna, and therefore has been densely populated for a long time. The museum displays this history through exhibits dating from the Late Bronze Age.

The museum has several unique objects, including a well preserved sword from the stone tomb. There are also clay vessels preserved from 3000-3700 years ago. There are interesting exhibits, including coins, models of temples that existed in Koghb, handcrafts, photos of those killed, lost or imprisoned during WWII, letters, “black papers” (notification of the death of someone in a war), and personal effects from heroes and victims of WWII. The number of exhibits, and attendance, is growing day by day; visitors are encouraged to leave their remarks in a guest book.

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